Only 93% of corn and 59% of soybeans have been planted in Illinois


After struggling to get the corn crop planted, Central Illinois farmers continue to battle wet conditions.

In some places, the fields are too wet. The state Ag Department says 93% of the state's corn crop has been planted,  while 59% of the soybeans are in the ground. Despite being behind five-year planting averages, Lyle Roberts of the Illinois Soybean Association says more soybeans will be planted in the state this year because of high demand for oil and soymeal.

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